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What does the Five of Swords mean?

August 30, 2016

Five of Swords -- RWS2.0Here is a pithy meaning for the Five of Swords:
Every argument has the potential to be a learning experience.

Here is some expansion on that pithy meaning:
Too often, our take-away from an argument is an angry sense of how wrong, stupid, or unfair the other person was. Sometimes we even see the argument as an indication of how righteous we are.  However, it would be so much better (for ourselves and for the world) if we saw arguments as a means to learning more about ourselves and to improving ourselves. For example: Can we learn something from the other person’s perspective? Can we see how we got so easily provoked into an argument? Similarly, since other people may mirror our flaws, can we discover any of our own failings by considering what flaws in the other person provoked us? Considerations such as these can be uncomfortable, but ultimately, they will transform an aggravating experience into a learning experience instead.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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